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Bushfire issues must be taken into account in draft local environmental plans (LEPs), subdivision and building development applications, construction certificates, and complying development certificates.

Council has bushfire hazard mapping showing areas in the Local Government Area that are identified as being bushfire prone. Planning certificates can also indicate whether sites are bushfire prone or not.

By dealing with bushfire protection measures at the beginning of the planning process:

  • Hazardous land uses can be avoided on bushfire-prone land;
  • Councils, developers and consultants can ensure subdivisions are designed, and dwellings constructed, to minimise the risk of bushfire attack by considering perimeter roads, the water supply, access and construction standards; and
  • The safety of people, property and the environment is improved.

Planning for Bushfire Protection (PBP) is a key document used in the assessment of proposals to develop bushfire prone land. 

PBP advises how to assess the types and magnitude of bushfire attack on developments. It also details measures to be implemented in the design of development to minimise the risk of harm to life and property from bushfire impacts. PBP links with Australian Standard AS 3959 – Construction of Buildings in Bushfire-prone Areas.

Note: Singleton Public Library provides access to Standards Australia, contact 02 6578 7500 for more information.


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290